Thanks for a great site and the many tips.
Our layout started as a small track setup on the floor for my son to play with on those cold, wet winter days.
The train set is a Lima blue train I received as a gift in the mid 1970’s.
In the last year or so our collection of trains has grown and the track has moved onto a 6X3 table in the corner of the living room.
Building a train with the help of a 5 year old certainly came with its challenges but it has been great fun along the way.
We are currently lifting some of the track to resolve some of the rookie mistakes, the worst of which is the gradients which ended up being a bit steep.
We run mainly South African railway trains made by Lima and the layout is based on South African scenery. More pictures to follow as we progress.
Thanks for the advice. I have posted a drivers seat view of the lower main line on my Alpine railway layout. I used a cheap mini camera attached to a flatbed car pushed around by a Steam Loco. Not as good quality as a go-pro camera but worth the effort. As others have said, it allows you to see where you need to do more landscaping.
Peter in Adelaide”
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here (it’s going mad at the moment).
A brilliant ‘driver cam’ from Peter – one of the best I’ve seen. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
That’s all this time. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you take the first steps for your own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.